2021 Acura RDX vs 2021 Mercedes GLC -300
2021 Acura RDX
2021 Mercedes GLC -300
2021 Acura RDX vs 2021 Mercedes GLC-300 in Mississauga, Ontario
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2021 Acura RDX vs 2021 Mercedes GLC -300 Overview
When it comes to these two SUVs, there is no contest. The 2021 Acura RDX is more compelling than the 2021 Mercedes GLC-300. Not only does the Acura offer more options as standard than the 2021 Mercedes GLC-300, but it manages to do so at a lower price. In this comparison, we shall see why you should get the Acura over the Mercedes.
Both cars feature a 2.0 L turbocharged, Inline-4 engine. However, the Acura features VTEC technology, which produces more power and torque than the Mercedes at 272 horsepower and 280 lb-ft of torque to the Mercedes' 255 horsepower and 273 lb-ft of torque. The Acura also features a 10-speed automatic transmission, while the Mercedes has a 9-speed automatic transmission, though they all feature paddle shifters as standard.
Both cars feature Android Auto and Apple CarPlay as standard and support streaming audio via Bluetooth. However, the Acura takes the edge in the technology comparison. It features more speakers as standard, 9 to the Mercedes' 6, and supports SiriusXM Satellite radio and Wi-Fi Hotspot capabilities as standard, where the GLC-300 offers these only through a package upgrade.
Safety is an essential factor to consider, especially in a car that could be transporting your entire family. In this case, both cars are rated five stars for overall safety by the NHTSA and feature Multi-View Rear cameras with dynamic guidelines, Forward-collision Warning (FCW) System, and Collision Mitigation Braking Systems (CMBS) as standard. However, the Acura features auto high-beam headlights, a Lane-departure Warning (LDW) system, a Lane-keeping Assist System (LKAS), a Road-departure Mitigation System, and Adaptive Cruise Control with low speed follow all as standard while the Mercedes offers the same as a package upgrade.
2021 Acura RDX Interior
2021 Acura RDX Exterior
Both these cars have similar dimensions, with the Acura being slightly longer and taller than the Mercedes at 186.7 inches in length and 65.7 inches in height compared to 183.3 inches and 64.7 inches for the Mercedes. The Mercedes does have a larger wheelbase of 113.1 inches compared to the Acura's 108.3 inches. The Acura, however, has a higher ground clearance of 8.2 inches compared to the Mercedes' 5.9 inches. Both cars feature LED headlights, taillights, and heated side mirrors as standard, but the Acura adds a panoramic moonroof and 19-inch alloy wheels as standard, whereas the Mercedes offers them as an optional extra.
In terms of style and aesthetics, the 2021 RDX has a more aggressive look with sharper lines and angles, while the 2021 GLC-300 looks more subtle and features more curves and smooth edges. Looks are entirely subjective hence will depend on your tastes and your preferences.
Both these SUVs are very compelling offerings by their respective manufacturers, but the 2021 Acura RDX is the clear winner as not only does it offer up more features as standard, but it does this while being significantly cheaper than the 2021 Mercedes GLC-300. If you would like to find out more about the RDX or any new inventory, please Contact Us at Erin Mills Acura and schedule an appointment.